A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:47:03 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.39 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005ktw. Event ids that are associated: us20005ktw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.1008 West, latitude 13.6489 North, depth = 84.39 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 10:47:03 / April 22, 2016 @ 10:47 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quezaltepeque, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Nuevo Cuscatlán. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Jutiapa (c. 34 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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